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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been announced." the house will not adjourn. not! but don't worry, he will be on to the next stage soon enough. it is kind of ironic, since, of course they adjourned today until next week. this is a wednesday. but anyway, that's bargaining is the next stage. and of course bargaining means that you hope to be able to compromise. you hope to be able to avoid the inevitable. the poster boy for this one is oklahoma senator tom coburn who said today that he would rather see tax rates go up than close loopholes because then he thinks he can get tax reform passed in the future. a little bit of wishful thinking. >> i know we have to raise revenue. i don't really care which way we do it. actually, i would rather see the rates go up than do it the other way because it gives us greater chance to reform the tax code and broaden the base in the future. >> jennifer: so he's not giving in. he's just bargaining now to see what he can get later. and then we've got the fourth stage which is depression. which is often accompanied accordin
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Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
another manmade disaster is this fiscal cliff. i want you to take a listen of a sound bite you from two of the biggest perpetrators of the disaster. >> we'll continue to take this as a serious matter. this is not a game. we're not in interested in playing rope a dope. >> it was not a serious proposal. right now we're almost nowhere. >> jennifer: of course, they're respond together president having put out a plan to solve the fiscal cliff. do you think these two have a have a road map to avert the fiscal cliff? >> i think these two are the jackknifeed big rigs that are clogging all the--i don't think we're going to get there. i think we're going to go over the fiscal cliff. >> jennifer: you know, i put money on them solving the crisis. it's just a question of whether it's before or after the cliff. the cliff will precipitate resolution. >> but then there are people who say it's not a cliff, but a slight rise, a slope. >> jennifer: exactly. do you think the democrats have learned any lessons about negotiating? >> we would hope so, and forgive me for saying this, but i think they're coming fr
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff he has done nothing to demonstrate it. but even as the democrats pound him from the left, he is taking punches from the right. the leader of the right's rebellion is, of course, grover norquist. he said the president has installed himself at loyalty, and boehner is not being sufficiently revolutionary. >> he thinks someone made him king. he doesn't have the mandate that he thinks he does. i think he takes us over the cliff because he has got blinders on. he doesn't see where he stands in the universe. >> jennifer: or where he stands? where the president stands? he's leader of the free world for goodness sakes. but back to the tea party senator jim demint, who was riding first class on the tea party express, he tweeted that boehner's propose is an $800 billion tax hike that will destroy jobs and allow politicians to spend even more. not so fast, demint. there is yet another front in this revolution. conservative columnist jennifer ruben dismissed demint's rhetoric and says the votes of demimit t al are no votes. oh please, smart and
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Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
happening in d.c. right now, the fiscal cliff and the rights and the soul of the republican party. i'm wondering how you feel whether they resolve it before you come to town? i know you want to avert a crisis, but at the same time deep down do you wish you had a chance to be part that have particular vote? >> look, for the sake of our country, i hope this is resolved before i get there. you know i've been talking to business owners throughout the corinth for months now. they want certainty predictability from our government. they realize that our taxes are going to be up a little bit. they know there is going to reform to social security and medicare, they want to know so they know how to plan for their companies. i hope it's resolved before i get there if not so be it, i see this as an opportunity for america to lead the way. china is slowing down. india is slowing down. europe is in a recession. south america is slowing down. we have an opportunity to lead out of this mess. i hope we take the lead. >> jennifer: everyone wants to prevent going over over the cliff you still will have a
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